Tamil Nadu Local Body (Panchayat) Election Results 2019 Highlights: The counting of votes for the rural local body elections in Tamil Nadu has been completed in most places. The Election Commission is likely to announce the results any time soon. The rural election for 91,975 posts was held in two phases on December 27 and 30. Over 2.31 lakh candidates contested for the posts which include district ward panchayat members, panchayat union ward members, village panchayat presidents and village panchayat ward members. According to the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission, the first phase witnessed a voter turnout of 76.19 per cent and in the second phase election 77.73 per cent votes were polled.
As per the latest reports, out of the 5,090 panchayat union wards, DMK along with his partners Congress, CPI, CPI (M) have won in 2,225 seats. Similarly of the 515 district panchayat wards, DMK and its partners won 239 seats. The ruling AIADMK government along with its partners BJP, DMDK managed to secure 1,847 seats in panchayat union and 195 seats in district panchayats.
DMK leader MK Stalin said DMK and its alliance partners have achieved the victory in the local body election despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK’s money power.